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- Object: Ludovicus XIII D. G. Francorum et Navarrae rex invictiss.
Portrait of Louis XIII, King of France; bust-length, turned to the right and looking towards the viewer, wearing ruff and doublet, standing underneat an arcade; on verso is the title page to John Barclay's 'Argenis', 4th edition (Paris: Nicolas Buon), with the title lettered on an architectural frame, flaked by a man in classical armour and a woman, and surmounted by an angel holding the arms of France aloft. 1622
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Height: 145 millimetres (portrait)
Height: 160 millimetres (title-page; trimmed)
Width: 103 millimetres
Width: 98 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Portrait unsigned but attributed to Gaultier in the IFF.
According to the IFF, the titlle-page was first used in the second edition of 'L'Argenis', published in 1622, and reused for subsequent editions. The date at the bottom, MDCXXV, is an alteration of the date lettered on the previous state, MDCXXII.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: L'Argenis
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